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Karen Han, David Lowery

Bong Joon-ho : Dissident Cinema

€45,00
Brilliantly illustrated and designed by the London-based film magazine Little White Lies, Bong Joon-ho examines the career of the South Korean writer/director, who has been making critically acclaimed feature films for more than two decades. First breaking out into the international scene with festival-favorite Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Bong then set his sights on the story of a real-life serial killer in 2003's Memories of Murder and once again won strong international critical attention, taking home the prize for Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival. But it was 2006's The Host that proved to be a huge breakout moment both for Bong and the Korean film industry.

The monster movie, set in Seoul, premiered at Cannes and became an instant hit-South Korea's widest release ever, setting new box office records and selling remake rights in the US to Universal. Bong's next feature, Mother (2009) also premiered at Cannes, once again earning critical acclaim and appearing on many "best-of" lists for 2009/2010. Bong's first English-language film, Snowpiercer (2013)-set on a postapocalyptic train where class divisions erupt into class warfare-followed on its heels, bringing his work outside of the South Korean and film festival markets and onto the stage of global commercial cinema.

With 2017's Okja (which became a center of controversy due to its being produced and released by Netflix), Bong became even more of an internationally known name, with the New York Times' A. O. Scott calling the film "a miracle of imagination and technique." Bong's next film, the 2019 black comedy/thriller Parasite, simultaneously scaled back-the film is mostly set in just two locations, with two Korean families taking center stage-and took his career to new heights, winning the Palme d'Or with a unanimous vote, as well as history-making Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

Parasite's jarring shifts in tone-encompassing darkness, drama, slapstick, and black humor-and its unsubtle critiques of late capitalism and American imperialism are in conversation with Bong's entire body of work, and this mid-career monograph will survey the entirety of that work, including his short films, to flesh out the stories behind the films with supporting analytical text and interviews with Bong's key collaborators. The book also explores Bong's rise in the cultural eye of the West, catching up readers with his career before his next masterpiece arrives.

Format: Hardcover
Published: USA, 2022
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Pages: 269
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781419758126
ISBN 10: 1419758128

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Bong Joon-ho : Dissident Cinema

€45,00